New York-based sound designer Matt McCorkle created Weather Machine – a weather data sonification experiment.
The project translates weather data from The Dark Sky API into soundscapes based on local weather conditions and historical climate data.
The soundscape can be tweaked, by selecting the location of the forecast, timeframe and by enabling/disabling different facets of the forecast.
“The goal of this web app is to explore the use of sound to express data that affects our everyday lives,” says McCorkle. “Additionally, to pose the question: ‘Can data sonification be used to help people better understand their weather and our changing climate?'”